I've had my S5 Active for about 3 weeks. It accidentally fell in the pool on Friday evening. I removed the battery, SIM card, and SD card and allowed it to dry overnight. Saturday morning (about 18 hours later) I reassembled the phone, and it worked perfectly. However, 8 hours later, the screen went completely dead. I was able to hear my text messages arrive, but I couldn't see them. Again, removed battery, et al. This morning (12 hours later), the screen is now visible, but the Messaging app is running much more slowly than normal. I have insurance on the device and will probably be seeking replacement.
i wish this phone will be released in Philippines. Very tough phone!!
Gorgenapper, 03 Jun 2014>> Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
This thing is dead to me. That an... moreI have had the S5 and just purchased S5 active..The phone has worked great no major differences in it than the regular S5 on performance side..The S5 active feels more premium and the port at bottom is much more secure than on S5..I like the buttons on the phone and they work well..I haven't dunked it in water and hope if it goes in that it does what its suppose to..overall happy and like the camo color
Limited, 21 Jun 2014Oh you mean the P7 that looks like an Apple iPhone on the side, Sony Z1 on the back and Samsun... moreYeah like the same old iPhone has made major changes over the years..same crap
The insurance is there so if you damage your phone you pay the required fee for that phone usually $150/175 and they replace your phone..no more cracked screen..they send you a brand new phone..Read the fine print..but that's what the insurance is there for..
Mickey, 05 Aug 2014I had the same problem with my S5 Active. Was at a waterpark with my wife and child, and 30 mi... moreThe phone is water resident not waterproof ill call Samsung for a warranty claim if possible
I got my S5Active in early July from ATT. I wanted a durable phone because of my active lifestyle. I loved the phone, but unfortunately, in late July I put it in the outer pockey of my backpack and road my bike home. When I got home 35 minutes later, I found the glass was shattered.
I called ATT. They wouldn't fix it or do anything to help. I didn't buy the insurance.
Turns out the independent repair shops say it can't be replaced without the LCD. Replacement for the subassembly ran ~$350. I told them to order it and gave my credit card. A week later I'm told they can't get replacements.
I called Samsung and really got a run-around from their call center. I asked the operator, " is there a local place to get the phone repared." She started asking me tons of questions. I asked again for a local repair place. again a ton of questions. Finally, as I was going to hang up she put me on hold a few times and then came back, mumbled something about Best Buy, and then said I could mail it to their repair center and expect a turnaround of 5 to 7 days, plus 4 days for shipping. I told her I couldn't give up my phone for that long. She said there were no other repair options.
So here I sit with a new cracked phone.
Just a warning. I don't thinkinsurance would help here. I think the phone is too new and they don't have a means of repairing/replacement parts.
The cracking is probably caused by residual stresses in the glass where seals press against it from underneath by the buttons.
Beware, it's not so environmentally durable!
I have had my s5 active for 2 weeks now and I am HORIBLY DISSAPOINTED with it!
I bought it because of all the good reviews I read about it, must have been paid off, uneducated, or just never actually owned this phone.
I bought this phone mainly because O wanted the best camera possible on a phone, let me tell you, this one is not it!
My 4 year old HTC MyTouch 4 takes nicer photos!
Megapixels do NOT equal photo QUALITY, only size.
2 other gripes I have is the inability to change the fugly teal color on all the Samsung menus, and the INABILITY to change the "touch sounds".
Yes as hard as it is to believe, these option do not exist on the S5 phones!
Lastly, after 15 minutes on the phone it gets hot enough I have to hold it away from my face.
I will be selling this junk phone, and try to find something better.
I am writing this review only with the hope to help other from faling for the same lies that goy me to buy this phone.
havs, 03 Jul 2014I would highly advise against purchasing this phone. I had the phone less than 3 hours when my... moreI had the same problem with my S5 Active. Was at a waterpark with my wife and child, and 30 minutes after i got the phone wet, it was not working. I was told the same thing by ATT, and was asked to send the phone in by Samsung. I figure I will hear the same crap from them, in a few days. For anyone thinking about buying one of these phones, dont get it wet, it doesnt matter the case, they WILL NOT warranty the phone. Repeat, they WILL NOT warranty the S5 ACTIVE. They run a commercial on TV with a guy taking a picture under the water. That is totally false advertisement. I will not buy another Samsung, if they don't fix this phone, and after my contract is up with Att, I will be switching carriers.
why it has three button below??? duh!! its called s5 ACTIVE... it is build for water and dirt resistants.. lets say it uses touch sensor.. if water was still on the button could u still press the button efficiently and effectively?? thats why this design is unique and for people who wants ruggeded device with no fear bringing it on a beach..
Unlike Samsung to have three buttons below, if you cover the back side of the phone, please Samsung cover up the bottom as it does not look good .
why are there three buttons on the buttom this feature is very unappealing.
Hello Friends Give Me suggestion On Samsung Galaxy S5 Or IPhone 5s..... which one should i go for.....
hey people just tell me which mobile i should go for iPhone 5s or Samsung galaxy s5
The "4G Network" spec says "LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600". Note the 1700 and 2100 MHz. These are T-Mobile's LTE frequencies.
Why is this phone "For AT&T"?